It was an overcast, shower-y day, but so beautiful. We went through the Breakers and the Elms, two beautiful "cottages" of the rich and famous back in the late 19th century.
We decided that we'd like a servant to open and close windows and blinds like the owners of these homes. I decided that, being an introvert, it would be horrifying to have the social calendar that the ladies of the day had. So many parties, so little time.
We toured the Elms because of its landscaped grounds. The rare weeping beech trees were astounding.
We ate at the Castle Inn and Resort, overlooking the harbor.
It was my friend's birthday and she ordered lemon cake.
This is the view from the Breakers' Lower Loggia. They don't allow inside photography.
It's been many years since I've been to Newport and I want to go back and see the rest of the mansions and complete the Cliff Walk. Fall might be a beautiful time to go back, next time on a sunny day. it's only two hours away so we really should go more often.